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RE: 5er hitch options RAM MegaCab w/6'4" bed - Solitude 310GK

Before you decide, check out the Blue Ox Super Ride hitch. It will mount with your gooseneck ball. It disassembles into pieces for easy removal/installation. It has rubber shock absorption for a smoother ride. It will articulate (not slide) rearwards for when you need clearance. It also has an interesting jaw design plus an embedded lube plate. Gets good reviews and checks all the boxes. Minimal amount of fanboys though. Yet a another hitch offering that relies on the truck bed to carry the weight with their model that is held down with the goose neck ball in the bed. Something that uses the frame mounted pucks is much better. I will say their method of moving the hitch head back is different than normal sliders.
Me Again 12/11/19 08:12am Fifth-Wheels
RE: New suburban and tahoe reveal! Duramax 3.0 is in!!

Push button shift..... FAIL EVIC and Center stack screens are blue, and D button does nothing?
Me Again 12/11/19 05:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: 5th wheel hitch installation

Trailer wiring is plug and play now days. I installed the RAM. Picks in my 2015 myself.
Me Again 12/08/19 01:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Buying 2019 RAM 3500 DRW - discount expectations?

I'm looking at a 2019 Longhorn MegaCab Dually with nearly every possible option. Factor sticker is $85,845. Looks like I can easily get it for $75,000. Not a bad deal. And I'm getting a fair price for my trade, as well. I may try to push for a little better deal, but in my area, this particular truck with the paint color, interior, and all the options that I want, has no alternative... but much farther away (out of state). Seems like a reasonable deal to me. Play good cop bad cop. Go to the dealer again and have your wife question the deal while you say you think you want it. Then she says, Honey I am willing to fly with you to get the other one.
Me Again 12/07/19 06:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: Adding air bags: can that increase payload capacity?

spoon, indeed, if the 5th wheel pin weight alone was 4000 lbs, we would have to have a duelly. The Vilano 320, loaded, washer dryer & portable generator, would likely have a pin weight of around 3700 lbs. Added to weight of occupants and hitch - that would put us around 4300 lbs. payload requirement. Just a couple of hundred pounds too-much payload weight, for the 1-ton SRW truck we like. Yes, there are a number of 1-ton pickups, SRW, with 4100 lbs payload capacity. Thus, we are now looking at another 5th wheel model, with a somewhat lighter estimated dry pin weight (2400 lbs) - which when reasonably loaded would bring the 5th wheel pin weight to around 3400 lbs. With loaded 5th wheel at 3400 lbs pin weight, combined with the weight of hitch and occupants in the truck, one of those SRW 1-ton pickups will meet the need, and likely keep us a little bit under the payload limit of the pickup. We want to avoid DRW and long bed. Our truck will serve as a daily driver far more than it will serve as a towing machine, so by considering a 5er with a lighter pin weight, we're trying to keep the truck more comfortable for our daily errands. Solitude 310GK 5th wheel floor plan is similar to our Bighorn 3575el, but a little smaller. It would have been of interest to us back in the spring of 2016 as it is the size we were aiming for, except for the fact that Grand Design does not include a rear cap.. Disclaimer to that statement is our Laredo also does not have one, as very few bumper pulls do.
Me Again 11/30/19 06:18am Tow Vehicles
RE: traveling during US Thanksgiving

Don't try to park in a Walmart on Black Friday. Did you not mean, the WM RV Resort?
Me Again 11/29/19 05:16pm Snowbirds
RE: 2017 or newer F-450 issues

It's called cp4 bypass kit or disaster prevention kit. Several mfgs now. It doesn't make the pump last longer, but rather keeps the commonly failed parts from going downstream to the injectors. My disaster prevention kit consists of avoiding a CP4 powered truck. :B I paid too much of my hard earned cash trying to avoid a disaster on my 6.0L PSD and I refuse to do it again with a newer PSD. LOL... I suppose that includes avoiding a disaster with the new Ram cummins with the CP4.2 as well. Yes, sir! If Ford switched to the Desmo pump like GM and RAM still had the CP4-2, that would give new meaning to bombing(AKA as power enhancements) a Cummins. :W :W :W
Me Again 11/29/19 05:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Adding air bags: can that increase payload capacity?

So, is it reasonably possible to increase the cargo capacity of a 1 ton SRW pickup from 4100 lbs to, say, 4600 lbs? What would need to be done? I do not believe that you ever answer the question on washer, dryer and generator? Or stated that you would push the manufacturer for a more accurate dry pin weight vs their statement of an average pin weight?
Me Again 11/28/19 08:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Adding air bags: can that increase payload capacity?

19.5 H rated tires. And there goes the ride quality. The 19.5" tires have something like a minimum of 70 or 75 PSI to retain the bead seal, which is in the brick truck category when empty. Might be OK for a truck that is used mostly for towing heavy, not so good as a daily driver.
Me Again 11/28/19 08:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Adding air bags: can that increase payload capacity?

The door sticker remains the guide in the event of a police check or worse yet an accident.Not true. The sticker remains the guide for warranty purposes only. The only thing that matters for a "police check" is your paid registration weight. YEP. I am well north of 14k but licensed to tow what I do. RV Weight Cops always have the scary notes about issues, yet hotshot haulers roll through the weigh stations across the country at weights that are way beyond RVers. How can that be? Oh wait, they are within the federal bridge weights and licensed for the correct amount!
Me Again 11/28/19 11:55am Tow Vehicles
RE: Adding air bags: can that increase payload capacity?

It boggles my mind that people still believe that the manufacturers rated weight sticker is legally binding when the laws clearly state otherwise. It makes me question where they are getting this information. Do these people actually think that every state have this ginormous database of all the GVWR's and other weight rating of every vehicle and tire configuration ever made? They don't which is why they go by registered(declared) weight. Ask the average person what they know about the federal bridge weight laws and you will most likely get a blank stare! In my home state of Washington they license tonnage for pickup trucks. As a default they take the empty weight times 1.5 and round up to the next even 1000. Both my 2001.5 GVWR 8800 lbs and 2015 GVWR 11,700 were licensed for 12K. On either I could have paid a little more and license either one for 14K.
Me Again 11/28/19 09:42am Tow Vehicles
RE: Adding air bags: can that increase payload capacity?

BTW my rear axle ready to tow was 3760. (truck was 8900) Pucks that I installed without gooseneck hitch mount, Demco picture frame, B&W manual slider, EU2000i gen/gas can, tools, two sets of golf clubs in V-Box and no heavy tailgate, me and DW. https://i.imgur.com/WTbx6sQl.jpg
Me Again 11/28/19 08:28am Tow Vehicles
RE: Adding air bags: can that increase payload capacity?

Short bed trucks will have a bit more payload than a long bed when both have the same cab/engine/tranny/etc configurations. The 2019 RAM towing chart I linked above does not support that statement.
Me Again 11/28/19 06:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: Adding air bags: can that increase payload capacity?

Do the long bed versions of 1 ton pickups typically have higher payload capacity than the short bed trucks do? I've seen some 2019 RAM 3500 short bed trucks with around 4,100 lbs payload capacity - wondering it the long beds might add a bit more? https://www.tfltruck.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2019-ram-hd-towing-chart.pdf For 2019 SB CC 4x4 GVWR is 11,800 and LB is 12,300. You want to get the optional Aisin transmission. It takes away a bit of CC. For a LB you could go with the Andersen aluminum hitch and save a hundred pounds. Again the real question is the 2600 dry pin weight that they say is an average. What is the actual starting point of the one you are buying. Washer, dryer, and/or generator?????
Me Again 11/28/19 05:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Adding air bags: can that increase payload capacity?

Spot-on, thank you. I will need a minimum of 4,000 lbs. payload from the truck, to cover the pin weight of the 5th wheel and the passengers (2 people, 2 dogs) in the truck. Definitely need a one-ton SRW with 4000 lbs. payload, at minimum. And avoid carrying much fresh/grey water while traveling. 5th wheel will only be used for an occasional trip, not FT, so no need for it to be heavily loaded. Since the vast majority of use of the truck will be as our daily driver, we do not wish to have a DRW truck. A 5th wheel will not put enough weigh on the front axle to allow 4K of carrying capacity and very few SRW 350/3500 actually have that much CC. It is the RGAWR you need to worry about. Do you plan on a washer/dryer and a generator? If so you will need a duallie. If these items are not on your list and the trailer really has close to the 2600 dry pin weight, then with careful loading you will get by with a 350/3500. My 16K Bighorn has a 2435 lb dry pin weight, no W/D and no generator. A Demco picture frame and a B&W manual slider. Here are my loaded weights. Front-----5120 Drivers---6620 Sub Truck-11740 Trailer---12780 GCW-------24520 Trucks RGAWR is 7K, dry camping and moving fresh water to the 2 grey and black tank would put more weight on the rear axle of the truck. I started with less dry pin weight and talked to Heartland to verify that their dry pin weight was accurate. You did not I believe state if you want a SB or LB truck. That is in play also, as slider hitches are heavier. I my case I had the truck first and wanted to more up from our 29" 5th wheel to something in the 34-36' length. I found that there were a lot of trailers that I would not be able to tow. I would really want to know the actual dry pin weight of the trailer you are considering before buying it.
Me Again 11/27/19 10:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Adding air bags: can that increase payload capacity?

Does adding airbags to a pickup truck tow vehicle increase the payload capacity of the truck? For example, take a pickup with 3500 lbs. of payload capacity. If one were to add air bags to such a pickup, could that realistically increase the payload capacity from 3500 lbs. to 4000 lbs.? Also, does adding airbags improve ride quality in the truck? We're thinking of going with a 2019 3/4 ton RAM or 1 ton RAM as our every day driver and also as a tow vehicle for a fairly short 5th wheel. I'm trying to decide which would be the best route to follow when buying a truck that will serve mostly as a daily driver, with occasional use to tow a 5th wheel. 3/4 ton with air bags added? 1 ton without air bags? 1 ton with air bags added? Or....??? "Considering Vanleigh Vilano 320 5th Wheel. Would want about 4000 lbs. payload capacity with the tow vehicle." You are into the dually 1 ton arena. Here is what they say about pin weight: Hitch Weight : 2,600 **** **** unloaded and based off of an average Add a washer/dryer in the front closet and load it up and a SRW 3500 will be maxed out.
Me Again 11/27/19 07:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Buying a used diesel

Thanks, I had thought the Ford 6.0 was a problem, didn't realize the 6.4 was as well. And I see that the 2011 and 12 6.7 was problematic as well. On the Rams and GM, anything specific to watch for? Ram tranny problems? My 01 had to be changed. If getting a RAM get a newer one with DEF.
Me Again 11/26/19 05:56pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Question about moving fifth wheel

Sounds to me that OP just needs to get someone to hitch up and move it. Chris
Me Again 11/25/19 06:45pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: It's called a Tiny Home?

My feeling is tiny homes will be zoned out of existence. Our membership park in the NW is talking about allowing them in. However the park is only allowed to have you there 180 days a year, RV can stay year round. I have been arguing against them, as they might compromise our county special use permit. Chris
Me Again 11/25/19 05:26pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: SRW vs Dually

Can't help but notice you cherrypicked the most EXPENSIVE tire (20") to compare to the cheapest tire (17"). My 18" tires aren't nearly as expensive as those 20's. That is because most DRW have 17" tires. I understand why he gave prices for 17" wheels. If you look at the CAPITALIZED word, I emphasized why he chose the MOST EXPENSIVE ALTERNATIVE to make his argument. I would venture a guess that most SRW HD trucks have 18" wheels, not 20's. Further, I would venture that the truck buyers that are buying higher models with 20" wheels aren't as concerned with tire costs. Thanks though. What he said ^^^^^^!
Me Again 11/25/19 04:24pm Tow Vehicles
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